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Arkansas Opt-Out Scenario—Still No Text in the Introduced Bill

As I indicated here in an earlier post (March 29, 2017), the Arkansas workers’ compensation “opt out” bill exists only as a shell, with literally no details contained in 2017 Senate Bill 653. As of today, that is still true. … Continue reading

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2016 Opt Out Legislation: Is it as “Inevitable” as Some Have Hoped/Feared?

I read with great interest Bob Wilson’s post yesterday signaling that the Tennessee Opt Out “initiative” may be DOA this year.  Indeed, I’d been checking Bill Tracking Reports since the first of January and I had not seen any formal … Continue reading

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The Fight Against Workers’ Compensation Fraud Takes Many Forms–Florida Goes After Unscrupulous Check Cashing Firms

In August 2007, the Supreme Court of Florida ordered the empanelment of a statewide grand jury to investigate various criminal offenses, including activities related to check cashers. In 2008, the grand jury issued its report and the state legislature enacted … Continue reading

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Michigan Governor Poised to Sign Significant Workers’ Compensation Legislation

Indications are that Michigan Governor Rick Snyder will soon sign legislation that makes significant modifications to the state’s workers’ compensation law. H.B. 5002, introduced by state Representative Brad Jacobsen (R-Oxford), and presented to the governor on December 16, includes a … Continue reading

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